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I don’t know why it is, but whenever I think of U.S. National Parks, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the Grand Canyon, the rock arches throughout Utah, or the arctic wildlife of Alaska. It’s Yogi Bear. It’s obvious that I need a proper education in America’s National Parks, isn’t it? At Petrified Forest N.P. and Saguaro N.P., I finally got it.

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This adventure happened almost a year ago, and I wanted to share it at the time with you on Wandering Footsteps, but I was trying to get a story about it published. It finally happened: my story about searching for sea turtles in Oman was published by Global Green Travel! Here’s a link to that story as well as an photo-filled alternate version.

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After walking part of the Camino de Santiago, Bruno and I are officially into long-distance hikes. Though we didn’t have time to walk all of it, we sampled the Rota Vicentina, a new network of walking trails in Portugal’s south-west Algarve Coast. Here’s the story of our experience on the trail, and a request for help from our readers.

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